Forgive your friend and yourself and move on. We are all familiar with each other on this forum and feel a tight bond. It's unfortunately too easy sometimes for us to want to communicate our feelings especially when our judgment is impaired along with reduced inhibitions. Sometimes it's tempting but, there are ways around it. If you are imbibing while on a forum and you feel yourself getting a little more than tipsy, log off and set the log in timer for say 15 or 20 minutes and forget about it. Or you can shut down your pc, unplug or whatever, the time it takes to startup, log on etc and you think you want to say something online it'll give you time to cool down and think about it. Instead, try grabbing a beer related book or magazine and focus on another subject or go out to your brewery and clean that keg, kettle, bottles or anything else that you've been putting off. HTH's .